Name: Martina Karlsson
Location: Onsala, Sweden
Pets: Cat Lakrits, fiance David
Hobbies: Poser, photography
Favorite TV shows: Stargate SG-1/Atlantis, Supernatural, Heroes, Star Trek, Buffy, Angel
Favorite food: Taco and thai
Favorite colors: Black, purple and hot pink
Favorite animal: Cats!
Afraid of: Heights, enclosed spaces, spiders (if they get too close)
I was born and raised in Halmstad, a nice little town on the Swedish west coast. I now live outside Gothenburg with my fiance and kitty cat =) I studied informatics at the university, and I now work as a systems developer.
My interest in Poser began somewhere around 2001-2002. I tried an old demo version of Poser and thought it was so fun to play around and pose the orange figure. I kind of forgot about it but then I found my way here and saw what amazing things could be done with it. One of my initial thoughts was to actually use the figures as a reference for my drawings, but I never got around to it. Instead I do other postwork in Photoshop when needed, like adding hair, clothes and backgrounds.
For most of my artwork I'm using Poser (7) and Photoshop (CS3) . As you probably will notice I don't have one particular style, so the images can be quite varied. That's because I like so many different things: Everything from cute faeries to blood dripping monsters =) I now have my own site dedicated to my Poser stuff, you can visit it at http://poser.roxcat.net, where you'll find new freebies from time to time.
Apart from Poser and Photoshop I also like traditional drawing with pencils and photography, though I don't get around to do as much as I'd wanted. At roxcat.net you can find some stuff that I have done, mostly photos but also various doodles.
Music is also very important to me, I can get totally lost in a good song, and it also sparks my creativity. It's a lot of 80's pop and synth pop for me, but nowadays I've turned more to styles like industry, EBM, big beat and symphonic metal. I'm not a big fan of all the new commercial music that you hear on the radio every day. Some of my favourite artists are: Roxette, S.P.O.C.K, Depeche Mode, The Chrystal Method, Covenant, Apoptygma Berzerk, Blackmore's Night, VNV Nation and Juno Reactor.
If you wonder what my nickname stands for, it shows my love for cats and my all time favorite group Roxette, which also comes from Halmstad.
Thanks to all of you who take the time to read my rambling and view my work =) /Tina